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Please evaluate my profile:

I am an Indian male working in the IT industry (I know!)

Educational Background
B.tech (Mechanical Engineering) from a tier-2 college - 7.84/10 or 70.9% (Tried finding a way to convert it to GPA but, gave up in the end due to a lot of different formulas and different tables available)
12th standard - 70.33%
10th standard - 9.4/10 or 89.30%

Work Experience
34 months in Infosys - Indian IT major
Current designation - Senior Systems Engineer(Might get a promotion in the next quarter)
I am an SAP PI consultant/SAP UI developer with experience working with the new agile methodology, which is currently being swiftly adopted across different projects. I have also worked for 10 months on SAP ABAP.

Extra-Curriculars
Was chosen to be a part of the Self-governance team, during the training period at Infosys after undergoing a selection process(A total of 10 people were chosen out of a batch of 450)
Was a part of an NGO for a couple of years. The NGO was dedicated to uplifting the unfortunate strata of the society, especially orphan children, by providing them with free education and a place to stay
Was part of the organizing team for a number of fests(even a national level fest) during the college years

I have been getting consistent scores of 730+(max 770 till now) in the GMAT mocks and plan to give the exam by the end of July'19. I know my profile has nothing to woo the college committees so I am not even targeting the top colleges.

Please suggest some colleges that can be a good match for me in Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia with this profile. (Don't wanna go to the US)
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New post 26 Jun 2019, 09:27
Amoghzz wrote:
Please evaluate my profile:

I am an Indian male working in the IT industry (I know!)

Educational Background
B.tech (Mechanical Engineering) from a tier-2 college - 7.84/10 or 70.9% (Tried finding a way to convert it to GPA but, gave up in the end due to a lot of different formulas and different tables available)
12th standard - 70.33%
10th standard - 9.4/10 or 89.30%

Work Experience
34 months in Infosys - Indian IT major
Current designation - Senior Systems Engineer(Might get a promotion in the next quarter)
I am an SAP PI consultant/SAP UI developer with experience working with the new agile methodology, which is currently being swiftly adopted across different projects. I have also worked for 10 months on SAP ABAP.

Extra-Curriculars
Was chosen to be a part of the Self-governance team, during the training period at Infosys after undergoing a selection process(A total of 10 people were chosen out of a batch of 450)
Was a part of an NGO for a couple of years. The NGO was dedicated to uplifting the unfortunate strata of the society, especially orphan children, by providing them with free education and a place to stay
Was part of the organizing team for a number of fests(even a national level fest) during the college years

I have been getting consistent scores of 730+(max 770 till now) in the GMAT mocks and plan to give the exam by the end of July'19. I know my profile has nothing to woo the college committees so I am not even targeting the top colleges.

Please suggest some colleges that can be a good match for me in Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia with this profile. (Don't wanna go to the US)


Hi, If you are getting 730+ in mocks, you would have better chances to apply top 20 B-schools, anyhow you are not keen to apply US. In my knowledge, outside US there are only 2-5 schools having 700+ GMAT average(INSEAD,LBS,ISB,IIM A, IIM B). As an Indian applicant you need add 10+ score to the school's average score.

So, What is your Post-MBA goal? where do you want to settle? based on the answer to these questions, select the country and school. all the ebst. :thumbup:
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New post 26 Jun 2019, 22:48
mangamma wrote:
Amoghzz wrote:
Please evaluate my profile:

I am an Indian male working in the IT industry (I know!)

Educational Background
B.tech (Mechanical Engineering) from a tier-2 college - 7.84/10 or 70.9% (Tried finding a way to convert it to GPA but, gave up in the end due to a lot of different formulas and different tables available)
12th standard - 70.33%
10th standard - 9.4/10 or 89.30%

Work Experience
34 months in Infosys - Indian IT major
Current designation - Senior Systems Engineer(Might get a promotion in the next quarter)
I am an SAP PI consultant/SAP UI developer with experience working with the new agile methodology, which is currently being swiftly adopted across different projects. I have also worked for 10 months on SAP ABAP.

Extra-Curriculars
Was chosen to be a part of the Self-governance team, during the training period at Infosys after undergoing a selection process(A total of 10 people were chosen out of a batch of 450)
Was a part of an NGO for a couple of years. The NGO was dedicated to uplifting the unfortunate strata of the society, especially orphan children, by providing them with free education and a place to stay
Was part of the organizing team for a number of fests(even a national level fest) during the college years

I have been getting consistent scores of 730+(max 770 till now) in the GMAT mocks and plan to give the exam by the end of July'19. I know my profile has nothing to woo the college committees so I am not even targeting the top colleges.

Please suggest some colleges that can be a good match for me in Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia with this profile. (Don't wanna go to the US)


Hi, If you are getting 730+ in mocks, you would have better chances to apply top 20 B-schools, anyhow you are not keen to apply US. In my knowledge, outside US there are only 2-5 schools having 700+ GMAT average(INSEAD,LBS,ISB,IIM A, IIM B). As an Indian applicant you need add 10+ score to the school's average score.

So, What is your Post-MBA goal? where do you want to settle? based on the answer to these questions, select the country and school. all the ebst. :thumbup:


Hi Mangamma,
Thanks for the reply. I have a couple of questions.
Is getting a GMAT score 10 more than the average scores of colleges enough with a profile like mine? I don`t have exemplary scores and my total work ex is towards the lower end.
Apart from this I come from a pool of Indian applicants where most of the applicants will have a high GMAT score and to make the things worse, most of them would be from the IT background.
Also, after getting an MBA I don't want to restrict myself to the IT industry. Will me be going for an Operations profile after IT work experience(software engineer to be specific) a good decision?
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New post 30 Jun 2019, 08:33
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Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Your profile is solid but unfortunately you are coming from the toughest demographic out there when it comes to b-school applications, and it's one that tends to have high GMAT scores (740+) as well as high GPAs from the IITs. Based on what you shared here, you'll want to aim for schools where you are at least 40+ points above the average GMAT score (given the low GPA, the competitive demographic and the fact that your work experience & extracurriculars, while solid, are not that unique compared to the competition).

If you're only looking at non-US schools, some options might be Oxford, HEC, Rotman, Ivey, NUS, and other schools in that range.

Hope that helps!
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New post 01 Jul 2019, 01:56
Admissionado wrote:
Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Your profile is solid but unfortunately you are coming from the toughest demographic out there when it comes to b-school applications, and it's one that tends to have high GMAT scores (740+) as well as high GPAs from the IITs. Based on what you shared here, you'll want to aim for schools where you are at least 40+ points above the average GMAT score (given the low GPA, the competitive demographic and the fact that your work experience & extracurriculars, while solid, are not that unique compared to the competition).

If you're only looking at non-US schools, some options might be Oxford, HEC, Rotman, Ivey, NUS, and other schools in that range.

Hope that helps!

Hi Jon
Thanks for your advice. If I apply to colleges after completing 3 years of experience, will I be having chances at more B-schools in Europe?
Also, does having a blog of my own add some value to my profile?
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Do you mean 3 more years of experience (so close to 6 years total?) I would not wait that long. Although it does skew a bit older in Europe, most top schools are looking for applicants who have 3-5 years of experience upon matriculation & if you wait 3 more years you will be close to the 7 year mark. When you get too "old" they start to worry that you no longer need the degree.

Unfortunately the adcom won't place any real value on a blog. They are looking to see business accomplishments in a full-time work setting (e.g. driving increases in revenue, decreases in costs, launching new products or services, leading teams, etc).
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New post 30 Sep 2019, 23:39
Admissionado wrote:
Do you mean 3 more years of experience (so close to 6 years total?) I would not wait that long. Although it does skew a bit older in Europe, most top schools are looking for applicants who have 3-5 years of experience upon matriculation & if you wait 3 more years you will be close to the 7 year mark. When you get too "old" they start to worry that you no longer need the degree.

Unfortunately the adcom won't place any real value on a blog. They are looking to see business accomplishments in a full-time work setting (e.g. driving increases in revenue, decreases in costs, launching new products or services, leading teams, etc).


Hi Jon,

I have finally scheduled my GMAT for 5 October and my current shortlist for colleges is as below(in no particular order of preference)

1.ESADE
2.Imperial
3.CEIBS
4.Manchester Alliance
5.NTU
6.ISB

Now, I want to know whether I am playing more safe than necessary here according to my profile?
I want to go ahead and apply to HEC and SDA Bocconi as well but, I don`t have international experience.
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Hi Amoghzz! Given the competitiveness of your demographic I don't think you're playing it too safe with this list. I think it looks like a good one!
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New post 03 Nov 2019, 09:57
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Hi Amoghzz! Given the competitiveness of your demographic I don't think you're playing it too safe with this list. I think it looks like a good one!


Hi Jon,

I gave my second attempt for GMAT and scored a 740. Should I apply to LBS and INSEAD with this score or just stick to my list of colleges?
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New post 10 Nov 2019, 16:38
It's definitely worth a shot as long as you have time in your schedule to add two more apps & really be able to do your best work. That INSEAD app is a doozy! It's not clear from what you shared here if you have the international experience INSEAD wants to see in applicants, so that would be one factor to consider especially since it is such a time consuming app. I think you'll have a shot at LBS assuming every other aspect of your application is strong (work accomplishments, post-MBA goals, leadership experience, etc). Especially since you are coming from a competitive demographic it's critical to differentiate yourself from the crowd, and test scores are just one piece of the puzzle.

If you'd like to chat in more detail definitely reach out to us. If you email Claudia at claudia@admissionado.com she can set you up with a free consultation with an MBA consultant who can take a look at your resume, talk through your goals with you & give you some more specific feedback & direction.
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New post 25 Nov 2019, 10:42
Please evaluate my profile:
I am an Indian male working in the IoT space

Educational Background
B.Sc (Comp. Sc) from a Premier Institution in Delhi University - 8.2/10

Net Work Experience - 6 Years

Current designation - IoT Solutions Specialist
Previous org - Early stage IoT startup
1st Org - Logistics Company
Net experience of 4 years in the IoT space, mainly as a connected car specialist.
Decent extracurriculars from college - President of a comp sc club.

I have a GMAT score of 690.

I want to know my chances to convert a tier 1 B school in US, esp the ones with a decent focus on tech

Target list - Columbia, MIT, Booth, Stern, Tepper and Georgiatech.
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